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The body louse genome is the smallest known genome of any insect, according to University of Illinois entomology professor Barry Pittendrigh, who led the drive to fund the project and coordinated the international team of scientists who analysed the sequence.
The size of the body louse genome probably reflects its rather protected habitat and predictable diet, he pointed out.
This host had a massive body louse infestation; 91 lice were collected from his clothing.
quintana in head lice from persons without a known concurrent body louse infestation.
Interventions for Scabies, Body Louse Infestations, and Louse-borne Diseases
The body louse has been demonstrated to be the vector of three human pathogens: Rickettsia prowazekii, the agent of epidemic typhus; Bartonella quintana, the agent of trench fever; and Borrelia recurrentis, the agent of louseborne recurrent fever (1).
bacilliformis (17), the body louse (Pediculus humanus) for B.
quintana; this is surprising because, to date, the body louse was the only known vector of this species, and people are the only known natural reservoirs.
The body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis, is the vector of three human pathogens: Rickettsia prowazekii, the agent of epidemic typhus; Borrelia recurrentis, the agent of relapsing fever; and Bartonella quintana, the agent of trench fever, bacillary angiomatosis, endocarditis, chronic bacteremia, and chronic lymphadenopathy (1).
The body louse was shown to be the vector of trench fever and has been postulated as a vector of contemporary B.